Royal Wedding

Yes, I got up and watched the royal wedding.  I got up to watch the last royal wedding too.  I even stood in line when I went to school in London to see all the royal gifts for Charles and Diana.

As the world seems in such turmoil these days, it is nice to see that there are some things that can still bring joy and happiness.  Meghan Markle is a woman of the times that we live in.  An independent, successful, mixed-race, product of divorced parents, an American from Los Angeles who grew up and married a Prince of England.  I want to see more Meghan Markle’s.  She represents that no matter where we come from, we can do anything.  I am pretty sure jolly old England has never seen the likes of her which makes it even more thrilling.

Hats off to the Royal Family for opening their arms to the new world.  Bigger hats off to Harry for falling in love with whoever he damn well pleases.  Congrats to the newlyweds.  The world will be watching!

Comments (Archived):

  1. TanyaMonteiro

    And she’s a divorcee

    1. Gotham Gal

      Oh yes. Another addition to what makes this so amazing

      1. LE

        When institutions like this loosen their grip it’s not because of any kind of enlightenment. It’s because they have to. And not because they want to. This is quite similar to what I read as far as changes in the Catholic church (and what the Pope has done). That is because of lessening interest and attendance which requires making things as palatable as possible ‘for business sake’ as a way to put it. We see this at synagogues as well with increased flexibility (not that I attend much, I don’t, but I know it’s going on). It’s a free for all. Certainly not the way it was when I was growing up. Nice synagogue fancy but it’s almost ok if you are in dungarees or at least nobody hassles you they are glad you are just there (and that you give money).When I was in high school in the late 70’s I went with my girlfriend’s family to the local country club. Not a super fancy place but it was a country club. I didn’t have a sports coat and wasn’t ‘dressed up enough’. The maitre’d took a jacket out of a closet so that I could wear it in the dining room. He said ‘you’d never go to the White House without a jacket, would you???. Today that country club is a public golf course. I think they have lowered the bar a bit. Because they had to to survive.And of course you remember growing up how you got ‘dressed up’ to go out to a nice restaurant with your parents. What you see today would never fly it simply didn’t happen. (If younger people want to know what it was like take a look at the restaurant scene in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’.Wow I had to work hard to find that clip:

        1. Gotham Gal

          Today is very casual. Almost too casual.

  2. Kirsten Lambertsen

    This event was a happy day for a lot of people of color in my Twitter timeline, and so I celebrate with them 🙂 There were definitely a lot of things for me to like about this particular royal wedding.

  3. Erin

    I want to watch this tonight.

  4. LE

    and married a Prince of EnglandBut that’s also the ‘thing’. She has entirely given up her identity and will be subservient (for lack of a better way to put it) to her husband, the country, the Church of England, the Press (vicious) as well as English traditions. How appealing is that in this day and age? How does that jive with people wanting progress for women? She will never have a normal life nor will her children (boys or girls). And it started with the wedding. Apparently from what I heard practically nobody from her family attended the wedding for various reasons.I think this is more or less the equivalent of someone winning the lottery. Nobody is going to turn down $500 million dollars but it’s for sure a ‘careful what you wish for’ event. I think that is the predicament that she might be in. If you have this chance you almost can’t turn it down. But it can be a curse as well for the same reason. Because you can’t turn it down.

    1. jason wright

      An accurate description of the country.

  5. jason wright

    she must be bonkers to marry into that family. she should have first insisted that he abdicate his line of succession to the throne.